Josh Berkowitz started as a child actor doing conventional roles like Huckleberry Finn and Robin Hood. Ever since he played the role of Cheese in the World Premiere of the play Jonesin' at the Arthur Miller Theatre, his path took a 180. Josh now performs at the Delancey/Essex F train stop and will be performing regularly at Matthew Silver's Circus of Dreams show at Bizarre in Bushwick.
THE WANDERING MINDS & LOST SOULS
PRODUCER | PERFORMER
Julienne Jones is an actor | writer that loves pushing limits and questioning norms. When someone tells her "I bet you can't", she hears "I dare you". In one instance, someone told her it was impossible to carry a box of lit light bulbs. She said screw you and then proceeded to take this adorable picture. For more silliness, visit www.juliennejones.com
Favorite things: Writing Bios in 3rd Person, Mint Green, Pickles, Dogs, Irony, Indian Food, Rain, Back Rubs, Workaholics, Jellyfish, Dreams, When you mix up the first letters of two words - like saying sack beat instead of back seat, Cooking, Dinosaurs
Elissa Castles, also known as Big Liss, is a performer, story maker, puppeteer, friend, dog-sitter, and banana split eater who is so excited to be a part of this ridiculously cool event to share and support new original work! You may have seen her in other performance pieces around New York. Or maybe you haven't. If you want to find out more check out her website: www.elissacastles.com
Quinn Devlin is a 19-year-old, NYC-based folk and blues singer/songwriter from Pennsylvania. The first band Quinn ever got into was Led Zeppelin, when Quinn immediately bought a cheap Les Paul copy. Then he saw Stevie Ray Vaughan's Live at Montreal, when Quinn immediately bought a stratocaster and set out with a new vision of guitar. His continued influences include The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and of course The Grateful Dead. After playing in bands throughout high school, Quinn realized that the only thing he could 100 percent count on was his own guitar playing, singing, and songwriting. But Quinn is always up for playing and jamming with others. Quinn is a sophomore at Columbia.
Rowan Doyle is a scenic, costume and projections designer. Achievements include co-founder of The Duplicates, Austin Critics Award for Best Set Design, USITT Award for Outstanding Design, co-creator of multiple productions including Elvis Machine and Bread and Puppet Theatre’s Post Modern Demonology and Circus. Rowan is currently designing sets and projections for the 25th anniversary of James Still's And Then They Came For Me at Indiana Repertory Theatre. www.rowandoyle.com
Ellie Lee began her journey into acting just less than a year ago. She has since been in plays around NYC, commercials, and independent films. Before dipping her feet into the waters of acting, Ellie started her entertainment career as a small-time news anchor for Anime News Network and is currently the music show VJ at MTV K. Over the years, she has had the opportunity of interviewing such actors as Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris, and Blake Lively just to name a few. When she's not working hard at her craft, you can find Ellie reviewing plays as a theatre critic, making YouTube videos, rescuing dogs, and eating an unhealthy amount of frozen yogurt.
Jessica Rowboat grew up in a hill station near New Delhi and began writing at the age of nine. She received conservatory training in music, art, and the performing arts. Jessica attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts where she was trained in chamber music, gospel, jazz hands, theatre, and song writing. Her music ties them all together in a folky blend. She is fondest of deliberate disconcerting situations, Wolverine, and Gouda cheese. She is not very fond of serious conversation. Jessica lives in Queens, New York with her husband and their Shih Tzu, Frodo.
Nick Catoire is an American actor, hoarder, and singer-songwriter.
Born in a trailer park in South Louisiana, Nick appeared on the locally produced children's television show, "Bayou Time with Gumbo and the Gang." At the age of 12, Nick rose to prominence as the lead singer and youngest member of the boy band, "4ever" whose first and only single "Never Again" debuted at #477 on the Billboard 500. In 2001, Nick was featured on the cover of Tiger Beat Magazine (Improperly credited as "Nick Carter") . Nick would like thank his family, his dentist, his personal trainer, and most of all his fans. I love you for loving me. Look out for Nick's solo album in 2014!
Tyler Fischer is a comedian and actor, and performs stand-up all over NYC. He hosts a free comedy show at Cafe Vivaldi in the west village every Tuesday at 8:30pm. Tyler recently acted in "Inside Joke" on MTV and is producing his own sketch comedy. They can be seen at www.tylerfischer.com
Daniel Holt hails from Central Valley California. He received his BFA in Dance from The Ohio State University, Spring 2011. Daniel now resides in Brooklyn, New York where he teaches dance and runs his dance company, Dirt, as well as his video company, Scarecrow. He has performed at Joyce SOHO, Jacob's Pillow's Inside/Out stage, The New York International Fringe Festival, among others. Daniel also teaches across NYC at Dance New Amsterdam, and Broadway Dance Center. Check out more at www.peaceloveanddirt.com
You can also follow Daniel on Twitter & Instagram @dirtvibes
Grace tarted dancing at age 3 in Willoughby, Ohio. She got her BA in Dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Studied at Lou Conte Dance Studio (home of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) in Chicago, IL and now is dancing in NYC for Yin Yue Dance as well as Jaxon Movement Arts. She co-produces her own collaborative arts show in Brooklyn called Blind Tiger and is currently enjoying dancing with DIRT!
Patrick Thomas Cragin is pumped to be a part of something. Anything, at this point. However, Stage Pell-Mell is particularly special to Patrick because of the people surrounding it. All a bunch of dope-ass artists trying to kill it - and succeeding. Thanks to Julienne for providing a platform for a bunch of odd people to play on. Writing and performing shows with the kid you babysit in his living room is gettin' old. But to check those shows out, visit
Tom Horan is a Writer, Sound Designer and Co-Artistic Director of the Austin-born theater collective The Duplicates. He currently serves as NNPN Playwright-in-Residence at The Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis.
Writer & Sound Designer | tomhoran.blogspot.com
The Duplicates | www.theduplicates.org
“Self-made symphony, bout to change the industry.” This line taken from his irony-laced song “Just a Rapper…?” is a personal testimony of JDVBBS (pronounced Jay-Dubs) and his approach to music. Hailing from Northern Virginia, JDVBBS is preparing his first full-length project titled subURBAN set to release in January, 2014. With a love for hip-hop and a background including classical piano, DJing and even A Cappella, JDVBBS uses his diverse talents to bridge the gaps between genres and create his own smorgasbord of sounds that offers a unique musical experience to the listener.
National Tour: Eureka! (Chamber Theatre). Regional: Painting His Wings at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Select NYC credits: Terms & Conditions (Tiny Rhino),The Importance of Being Earnest (Co-Op Theatre East), The Dining Room (The Attic Ensemble), Are We Here Yet? (CultureHub at La Mama), Skit Job (Upright Citizens Brigade). B.A. Theatre Performance, Fordham University at Lincoln Center.
Kelley Young is a proud Georgia native, who has been performing in professional musical theatre productions and working with the likes of Patdro Harris, Kenny Leon, and Tyler Perry since the age of eleven. Performing live at the Fox Theatre and the Rialto in shows such as Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat, The Wiz, High School Musical the Musical, and Black Nativity, she has certainly grown up in the realm of professional theatre. As a recent graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic arts, she is thrilled to make her Theatrical debut in New York, and even more thrilled to share this moment with the cast of The American Dream.
Bio: Doron is a Brooklyn-based visual artist. He studied theater at The University of Michigan. Doron can be reached at Doron.Bloomfield@Comcast.Net.
DIRECTOR ("A BREAK UP...")